I’m shuffling things around to find time to join a Medieval role play. It isn’t an historically accurate Medieval roleplay; it’s just that we wear closer to Medieval looking clothing and the furnishings and weapons are way more Medieval than not. My female character is not illiterate and I’ll explain that by saying she fled a convent. Yes she traveled alone to another city, a city that has at least one dragon.
I love the sim build and have quite a few photos of it I haven’t shown here yet. It uses the LaRPs HUD and meter which I like and the sim owners are very kind, reliable and patient so far. I don’t want to get disappointed again so I’m not renting yet.
This will be my home when I begin. One of my buddies will be my cousin and he’s a Watch member; it’s his place. His office is on the first floor. I got to furnish most of the building, needing to keep it all under 150 prims. I find decorating very relaxing and it diminishes my real world compulsive shopping to nest my own home. (I have an interest in quirky art and antiques.)
I have several kinds of foods I can place on the table. There’s a pie on it now. I also have a bowl of apples, a jar of mead and some glasses and a plate of fresh baked bread.
While I was doing the shopping and placing of furnishings on Saturday, the sim builder brought in some foggy weather and it was very beautiful.
This part reminded me a lot of Second Life and living in virtual reality.
I’ve really been looking forward to this film since I first saw the trailer and I wasn’t disappointed at all. My concerns that it would be depressing and hopeless were relieved; it’s amazing and uplifting for me and fits in with my agenda for inspiring, transformative and happy endings. I loved everything about it except for some of the reviews I read by people who experienced the film much differently than I did. I’ll quit reading reviews.
One of the things I liked best were the worlds created. Seoul in the 2100’s is fascinating and scary; I loved the historical scenes and the off-world of the future was lovely. I’d prepared adequately for an almost 3 hour film and after concentrating a bit much to catch on in the beginning I was soon really getting into it.
The costumes, make-up, music and cinematography are excellent. There’s no need to work too hard to figure out which famous actor is under the make-up because that’s shown when the credits roll at the end.
The messages about how we’re all connected, how our kindnesses and cruelty are creating our futures, about boundaries being conventions for us to transcend and how important it is to speak up and do the right thing for freedom are all something I can get behind. I’ve seen that ridiculed in reviews as being simplistic but when I look around I see that many of my fellow humans haven’t got the word yet, what with all the narcissists around and the sociopaths running corporations and running for public office.
Most of the film is beautiful and I simply closed my eyes at the gross, bloody and scary moments. There are some disturbing scenes but as a whole the film worked well for me.
It was intense much of the time and by the time the painted cannibals were looking for their comrade who’s throat had been slit in the hut I was wondering if I could take much more. But it all worked out and I left the theater feeling energized instead of drained.
For those who like explosions and chases there’s plenty of that too. And sometimes I laughed, mostly when the old people broke out of the old people’s home and then went to a Scottish bar.
Hugo Weaving makes such a splendid bad guy.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and mostly I wrote this just to express myself. I have no idea if anyone else I know or who reads this will like it. Doesn’t matter to me right now. There’s no accounting for taste.
After tweaking things with my pc and checking out my drivers for what was longer than I cared to spend, I had a successful visit to BURN2. It was interesting and I took some photos but didn’t take notes about anything. I just wanted to enjoy it and put this blog out of my mind.
What kept crossing my mind the most was seeing the installations and wanting to make my own. That was an unusual response, I thought, after a recent experience of creating three things in the Island Oasis virtual reality. Those objects took quite awhile and when you see the results, well…… they’re nowhere near the art at BURN2.
BURN2 is worth visiting and I hope you enjoy the photos. I’ll have a few more of them to share on the weekend.
Maybe it’s because I have too much I want to do right now that made my joining the Darkmoon Isle roleplay sim take longer than I expected. There were glitches with the meter and my trying to fix it got me in deeper. Somehow the typing animation got turned on in my AO and it took me awhile to figure that out. As of now, I believe I’m set. Both my friend and the sim builder were patient and kind which is much appreciated.
It’s a medieval sim and I’m a peasant so I won’t have to be changing clothes a lot. I’ll mostly be my usual pleasant, friendly character. I just don’t feel like being mean although I’ve certainly had to deal with my exasperated feelings in real life. Many other people are feeling that same way too, I can tell. We’re being called to be more authentic which isn’t popular.
I see light at the end of the tunnel.
The photos were taken at Hobo Island during a visit Sunday evening. I’d been wishing I had building skills and quickly looked at a few areas listed in the destination guide as having resources.
That’s Wren floating in the air. I haven’t taken any virtual reality photography classes and photography isn’t something I’m good at in real life. Floating in the air is the only way I knew how to get a snapshot here. Just because there are fabulously amazing photos of the Grand Canyon in existence doesn’t keep people from taking photos of their family there, right?
That’s the front of my cottage. I’ve put down about six one prim grass patches.
Here’s the back of the cottage. Some of the neighbors have nothing on their islands but palm trees and foliage so I have some good views. There are a few available islands near me and some with just a house plopped down as far as I can tell.
There’s a Landmark Folder given with clubs, a nude beach, an airport and other places for those who like to socialize. There’s also a Shopping Center and a 9/11 Memorial. I could visit those places to blog about one of these days.
There are different size parcels of land for sale here and information about the tier structures readily available. I’ve also seen some really good, more detailed objects for those who can have 1000 prims on their property.
I’ve enjoyed this and it wasn’t too difficult to figure out so far. My viewer crashes a lot it seems and there’s awkwardness but I’ve felt surprisingly patient.
These are some of the free houses I rezzed on my island in the virtual world of Island Oasis. It was the first time I’d ever rezzed a house or anything this large and some very odd things happened. They all needed to be unpacked; then when I rezzed them they would often land on my head causing me to sink into the sea when I tried to walk out from under them.
My first choice, the Tiki one used up almost all the prims and all the space. It had blinds that could be put up or down. Most of these houses don’t have doors yet, which is fine on an island.
Surprising to me, the one I chose is the top one, the windmill cottage. It is 85 prims of the 280 allotment. Actually when I read the object count in About Land it indicated 85 prims. Two are already there, maybe the rental box, so you have 278 to work with.
The Second House is the Loft House which is 85 prims also. I wasn’t able to figure out how to get up the stairs. There’s a wall sconce which is clickable and has hud options. I endured some silly disasters and will store the house for awhile.
The third house is the Victorian Lady which is 203 prims. That’s too many for my purposes here.
The fourth one would be my second choice and it’s only 65 prims. It has grunge graffiti on the outside which I wasn’t in the mood for but might very well use for variety sometime.
There’s also a log cabin, a garden house which was shown in the top photo yesterday and several others. These are available from the area where you join the IO group (activation of which allows you to rez) and where the rule signs are. There’s a photo in yesterdays post.
In the Mall are business buildings like a Spa, skating rinks and others which I don’t recall at the moment. The islands are residential only. I picked up a Spa building which is huge just to look at it rezzed.
I believe most of the staff is in Europe. There were more people here than I’d seen before at 5:00 a.m. SLT.
Tomorrow I’ll show photos of how I decorated.